This 3 day Rwanda Gorilla trekking Safari takes you on a journey of a lifetime. Interact with Africa’s most endangered species in Volcanoes National Park starting and ending the trip in Kigali, Rwanda.
- Day 1: Half Day Kigali City Tour - Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
- Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
- Day 3: Transfer to Kigali
Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by our guide, outside the airport arrivals section and after a briefing, we visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial with Lunch and a city tour in Kigali.
We later depart on a scenic drive North Westwards through the beautiful terraced hillsides that display Rwanda’s landscape. Arriving at Ruhengeri, the base for Gorilla trekking at the Volcanoes National park. The town itself is located only 25km from the Uganda border, is relatively a small city of about 70,000 people. The constant flow of humanity is quite remarkable. The Town has great views of the surrounding volcanoes. People are very friendly here and although a former Belgian colony (and thus French-speaking), many people speak English here.
We overnight at our booked accommodation in Ruhengeri after being served dinner.
Our Accommodation options for this 3 Day Gorilla Tour depend on your package type preference, We are happy to recommend top-notch lodging options upon inquiry
Early morning after warm breakfast we transfer to the Volcanoes National Park headquarters for pre-trek briefing. We are briefed by the park rangers then head to the trailhead for the start of your amazing Gorilla Tracking adventure.
Our trek again starts in the cultivated foothills of the Virunga’s offering stirring views in all directions, As we approach higher altitudes, you will be immersed in the mysterious intimacy of the rainforest, alive with the colorful birdcalls, chattering golden monkeys, littered with fresh spoor of the mountains’ elusive buffalo and elephant. Through gaps in the canopy, the magnificent peaks are glimpsed, among the highest in Africa yet easily accessible, beckon an ascent.
Upon sighting the gentle giants, you will enjoy an observational interaction with them for a magical hour as they go about their daily life, feed, play, and rest. After the trek, rejoin your driver Guide for a transfer to your lodge for lunch.
After lunch, there is an optional visit to The Gorilla Guardian Village is also known as the Iby’iwacu cultural Village which means “treasures of our home and heritage” The prime will immerse you into the culture of Rwanda. The nonprofit cultural village offers you the chance to try your hand at the wonders’ most famous crafts and activities. You will learn how to carry a basket on your head like the Rwanda women do, shoot an arrow and grind wines with a heavy stone. The enthusiastic guides make the entire experience feel like a big party and it is worth sticking around for the intro dance recitals at gorilla gardens village. The traditional dancers that are topped with long straw wigs and skirts pull on an exciting show to the beat of local Drums. The beauty of the Gorilla Guardians village is the fact that you participate in all activities which makes it hard for you to live on your own.
We enjoy our last day in Gorilla land with served dinner and overnight stay at our accommodation.
We enjoy morning breakfast at the lodge then depart the foothills of the volcanoes and drive on a scenic drive to Kigali. Our drive encompasses sheer green and hanging on the hills bringing meaning to how Rwanda is true – the land of a thousand fertile green hills. This last day of our gorilla safari can be coupled up with golden monkey tracking in Volcanoes National Park before departure. This can be arranged on request at an extra cost.
Upon arrival to Kigali, transfer to the airport for your departure flight. A flight after 6PM is recommended.